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Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

 -  Musical  -  1 October 1943 (USA)
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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady
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Samuel A. Magee
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Tom Moran
Reginald Gardiner ...
Charles, Duke of Trippingham
Virginia Grey ...
Edna Van Dyke
Phil Regan ...
Clark - Composer / Vocalist
Sig Ruman ...
Joe Flugelman
Alan Dinehart ...
Arthur Skinner
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Clark
Frank Orth ...
Taxi Driver
Jonathan Hale ...
Mr. Fox
George Cockerill ...
Singer
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Charles Trowbridge ...
Husband (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 October 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En fästman för mycket  »

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$1,185,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A slightly reworked version of Love Is News (1937), a screwball comedy made during the 1930s starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young. See more »

Connections

Remade as That Wonderful Urge (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Your Police Gazette
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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21 September 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Newspaper reporter makes a name for himself by scandalizing in print a beloved showgirl, known abroad as "The Yankee Sensation"; she counteracts by telling his rivals it's all a publicity stunt and that she and the reporter are actually in love. Musical remake by 20th Century-Fox of their 1937 hit "Love is News", which starred Loretta Young; this version, filmed in gloppy Technicolor, is just an excuse to show-off their latest find, Betty Grable, who has presence but no funny lines (and a dearth of memorable songs). Robert Young is the reporter, who doesn't even have presence. Fox tried again with this story in 1948 under the title "That Wonderful Urge", starring Gene Tierney. Strictly for Grable-buffs. *1/2 from ****


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